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Lecture: RIS Retreat 2011

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Lecture Details

Event Date12/25/2012
Event LocationToronto, Canada
Event Description

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Quotes Made at this Event

Story of My Life - "there cannot be intelligence without communication" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Story of My Life - Note: Helen Keller
Charles Dickens/David Cooperfield Studies in English Literature - Note:

He spent several minutes discussing Dickens

Steve Jobs Biography - Note: SHY didn`t recommend the book, but he spent 5 minutes talking about Steve Jobs in a manner that made it obvious he`s read his Biography, and probably more.
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - "

People say to you, "You've changed", or something like that.  Well, I hope, for the sake of God, that you have changed, because I don't want to be the same person all my life.

I want to be growing, I want to be expanding. I want to be changing; Because animate things change, inanimate things don't change. Dead things don't change. And the heart should be alive, it should be changing, it should be moving, it should be growing.  Its knowledge should be expanding.

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - "If any of you have read Tipping Point..." -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures - "

Imam ul-Mazari, The great scholar from Tunisia: It was said about him, that his knowledge was so vast, he could rarely condemn anybody for anything.

That's how vast his knowledge was. He could rarely condemn anybody, for anything. Because he would always find some opinion, some position.

As far as I can see: that is close to the spirit of our Prophet (SAW).

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods - "Read it" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods - Note: Rachel Corrie for the Tree's
China Study - "The best is to watch (read The China Study)" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health - "If you won't watch "The China Study" then watch (Forks over Knives)" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health - Note: Apparently there is a movie for this book as well. But I couldn't find it.
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health - " I'm not espousing a vegan diet, but you should watch 'Forks over Knives' or 'The China Study'. And if you'd rather read it, then read 'Forks over Knives' " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Fahrenheit 451 - Note: He used this book as an example several times, for different speeches.
I like to read Dictionaries -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf